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all, we know his predecessor, john paul ii, wasn't this good health for the last several months and people wondered would it be time for him to step down. he's done the noble thing. >> and you know of course people will speculate right away is this the noble thing, is it truly what he's saying. or is it something more to which you were alluding earlier, there has been so many crises during his papacy, the butler who leaked the documents, the book written because of it with all the problems, financial problems. you can't use a credit card right now at the vatican because the banks are suspicious of money laundering. there are a lot of problems within the vatican. do you suspect that could have anything to do with this? >> i think all of that and more quite frankly. he's 85 years of age. how many world leaders function at 85. >> we've had popes who was too old, too sick to almost even speak and yet went to his death reigning as pope. >> and i think this is better. from one lay american's perspective, i don't think we want to see another instance as much as we love pope john paul i
. >> it is a valid opinion and that is what john paul ii did but i think if my opinion this is really an act of boldness on the part of this pope and, also, an act of great humility. >> the church will turn its attention to the successor, and a bay area man will be part of that decision. the cardinal will be in voting on the next pope. >> a lot of times someone who is appointed a cardinal which 10 great thing in itself never gets to vote for a pope so this is a big deal. >> the archbishop of san francisco released a written statement praising the pope for his service and the archdiocese says parishes will pray for the pope and his successor. >> a clergyman from california will vote even for the next pope, although he is banned from public duties because of the way he handle the sexual abuse cases. cardinal mahony headed the archdiocese of los angeles and the current archbishop banished him from duties after he found out he dismissed sexual abuse cases of priests. >> after the resignation on february 28, a secret group of cardinals begins in 15 to 20 days in manner. the vatican hopes to have
at the vatican. pope benedict carries the stigma of not being as popular as his predecessor, john paul ii. the monsignor of the shrine in washington puts it in perspective. >> christ was controversial. the things that jesus did. the way that he reached out to people. the way he talked to people. the types of people he talked to. it upsettle, many people. >> reporter: and tom roberts points out that pope benedict will be remembered as well for doing more to actually address the abuse scandal than his predecessor john paul ii ever did. wolf. >> as you know, pope benedict was also involved in a controversy in the united states over the actions of some american nuns. remind our viewers about this. >> reporter: that's right, not long ago, some american nuns challenged the church's teachings on home sexuality, on the male only priesthood. they supported obama's health care plan when the church spoke out against it. these nuns ended up being reprimanded. the nuns got a lot of support within the united states for their actions. it was controversial for the pope. he was also prompted to do that by
is going to resign his position. the end of the month. and, you know, he succeeded john paul ii who has rushed to make a saint. wrongly so, i think. not that he doesn't deserve it. you need some time. also the pope has said this is not the first -- not the first pope to retire. popes can retire. we are used to popes dying in. right? and most of them have. but a little quick research as we were getting ready to come on the air which is why i am not fully in uniform yet this morning. i will take care of this right now, the last pope i could find to resign was pope gregory xii. >> i don't remember him. >> bill: you wouldn't. back in the 15th century around 1415 or so there have been maybe a half a dozen popes to resign. he is the last one i could find. >> wow. >> yeah. there are a lot of explanations out there on twitter, supposedly for the vatican sort of indirectly saying it's for health reasons. he doesn't have the strength to serve in this role any more. so we don't know exactly what that means. there were rumors when he would resign when his butler wa
involve the use of lethal force force. >> paul: welcome to the journal editorial report. that was john brennan, the president's counterterrorism advisor and he has picked to lead the c.i.a. defending the administration's policy on drone strikes. a key architect of that policy, the same week that the white house has reversed course and agreed to provide a memo authorizing drone use to kill al-qaeda operatives including u.s. citizens abroad. joining us is dan henninger and george d.robinoewritz and dan cominsky. what have we learned about the policy this week. >> i think what we learned was an affirmation what we know about the drone policy. it was stated pretty well by john brennan. the bottom line is the drones are being used to kill al-qaeda or al-qaeda affiliated terrorists in northern pakistan and yemen but nowhere else. that there is a justice department memo laying out the legal justification for the drone attacks. it's not clear to me why the obama administration felt they had to keep that memo secret. it was going to come out eventually anyway but they do have a justification. t
. that the drone attacks are being run by john brennan. >> paul: it coast goes back to the congressional authorization to use military force in the wake of 9/11 and succeeding national defense acts patched by congress. so dorothy, the left really does however, dislike this program or the way it is operated because there was a big assault on brennan in the hearing? >> there was. if the administration had lent townhall and announced the justification, it would still have not diffused the left. >> paul: they want to kill this program? >> they have forever distorted the meaning of due process and accusing the administration and war on terror of violating all due process when in fact due process is elastic theory, it's an elastic justification. if you can't find terrorists you can use alternate means. you don't have to tell who or what you are doing just provide the guidelines. >> paul: and this is wartime decision-making, doing this against enemy combatants, people that have taken up arms in the united states. this isn't somebody in iowa or around the world, hey, we don't like him. you have
remember how pope john paul ii was so young when he was elected. i think he was 56 or 57. a young man. >> he used to go skiing all the time. >> he was elected when he was 78 years old. >> yeah. so we watched him turn into an elderly man that was very frail. remember how long it took, we waited and waited. i can remember i was on a plane when he finally passed. but he didn't -- i mean, he was not healthy at the end and he didn't resign. so that's what i don't really understand, ross, right? >> well, traditionally, they haven't resigned. so -- >> 1415, yeah. >> so he's 2005, he's 86. so that's five, six, seven, eight -- >> i think what we're all dancing around the issue of whether or not there's more to it, right? is that what we're getting at? >> is there something else we don't know about. >> all of them have gotten elderly and they have essentially died in office and that's when they begin to look for a new pope. that is no happening in this case. >> right. you said it would be pure speculation. it's probably best not to specula speculate, at least you filled us in that at this point
done in 719 years. he has decided to ab -- he was elevated to the papacy after the death of pope john paul ii. news of this is reverb rating around the country and around the world. nearly one quarter of the united states, 74 million americans, are catholic, and worldwide there are 1.1 billion members of the church. >> encompassing a range of issues from contraception to policy. the timing of the announcement comes as a surprise. just two days before ash wednesday, which marks the start of the lentin season, the holyist period on the catholic calendar. joining us from washington, the host of msnbc's "hardball" chris matthews, and contributor and washington post columnist e.j. deon. chris, my colleague, the light in the darkness on many things political. >> right. >> what do you make of this announcement coming as it does two days before ash wednesday? it seems like a major surprise. to what degree do you think the catholic church will seize on this as a moment to pivot? >> you may think so, but i don't think so. i don't think it's going to be a moment of pivot. i think it's probably p
of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. >> paul: but in an op-ed john boehner shot back saying the sequester was the white house's idea in the first place and product of his president obama's failed leadership. joining us is dan henninger. jason riley and washington columnist kim strausel. let's start with the merits and the claims of catastrophe if those spending cuts kick in. the is that correct? >> we don't exactly know. what we do know is that the president has every incentive that it's absolutely going to be most dreadful thing. it's a 2.5% cut to the federal budget. $85 billion out of $3.8 trillion budget. if you can't find that much to cut then there is a problem. >> paul: is there enough flexibility in the sequester that the agency heads will be able to maneuver and prevent things likes cuts to air traffic control? >> that is what the republicans would like to do. democrats no want the armageddon narrative are opposed. >> paul: why is that? >> they like the narrative. >> paul: any cuts at all that are catastrophic? >> that the cuts are stloofk.
fiery end, john. >> paul vercammen covering this developing story for us. thank you. >>> we want to move on to the president's state of the union address. the president laying out his vision for a second term. last night, challenging republicans to work with him. the speech seemed to hit home with a majority of americans. 53% had a very positive reaction. 24% somewhat positive and 22% reacted negatively. still, a majority of speech watchers, 53%, do not believe this will lead to more bipartisan cooperation. glass half full, glass half empty. brianna keilar here to talk about the speech. >> i think the polls might be on to something, john. president obama talked a lot about the economy, deficit reduction is lone is not an economic plan and with some echoes of the campaign, he talked about investing in the middle class, through education, clean energy investments, and an increase in the minimum page. economic measures that quite swiftly republicans rejected. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. >> reporter: in the first state of the union address o
strategist angela ragg. is the president overreacting? let's just say rand paul is spot-on. john nichols, is the president overreacting? >> he absolutely is not overreacting. the sequester is austerity. it is -- it's not slowing the rate of growth. our population is growing. our needs are growing. if you slow down the amount of spending you've got at a time when you have growth and population, you are making severe cuts. and the sequester is really the first installment on an austerity agenda that poses huge threats according to government and private sector analyses to our abolishmeemployment rate an potential for growth. the president is not lying nor is he being historionic or overboard. >> i don't know what the president strategy is, but it looks to me like there is not one. they're saying different things and reacting on different points and none of them make sense. when you talk about sequestration or across the board cuts, we're talking about things that impact the lives of real people. they want to see small government. well, small government doesn't work when you have a large po
rand paul is not satisfied with john brennan's answers or lack thereof. a film generating major controversy ahead of the academy awards. >> i am bad news. i'm not your friend. not going to help you. i'm going to break you. any questions? jenna: well, we've heard the complaints from some lawmakers but why are some in hollywood denouncing "zero dark thirty." ahead of the academy awards? we'll tell you next hey, our salads. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so even you... could've had a v8. jenna: concerns over the possible use of drone strikes inside the united states could, maybe, derail the president's pick to lead the cia. senator rand paul of kentucky now threatening to filibuster john brennan's nomination saying he is not satisfied with the nominee's response whether drone strikes on americans in the united states is legal. and in a letter earlier to brennan this week senator paul said, quote, the question
-mails were discovered in the investigation that led to the resignation of david petraeus. rand paul says he is prepared to put a hold on the nomination of john brennan as the new c.i.a. director. until brennan answers his questions about drones. paul says he wants to know if brennan believes the president has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike against a u.s. citizen on american soil. jack confirmation adventure today. it's the president's pick to be the new treasury secretary. but questions persist about his old job. and his role during the night of the terror attack against the u.s. mission in libya last september. >> i did speak with the president that evening. national security staff worked on the issue on nonstop basis. >> who was briefing the president? were you? >> i was in the room when the president was briefed but i was not briefing the president. >> john brennan testified yesterday it wasn't him. secretary panetta said it wasn't him. in hearings, the odni clapper said it wasn't him. morrell said it wasn't him. we have eliminated a lot of people who had con
bigelow and mark bowles testify before congress about what relationship they had with the cia. >> paul: just on that point. federal agencies cooperate with hollywood. >> all the time. >> since world war ii, since world war ii. john borge, won an academy award for making a documentary for the navy department during world war ii, what is now described as a propaganda film. so this relationship has gone on since the beginning of time. >> paul: so what's the motive for the senators? >> the motive for the senators, a really interesting question. this is a liberal mindset that focuses on nothing, but these enhanced interrogations which occurred in the context of 9/11, the london bombing, the madrid train station bombing and then of course, al-qaeda which was blowing up civilians, the purpose of the interrogations was to prevent the events from happening which they failed at. >> why are the senators against that. >> they're intent on focusing on one thing, torture to the exclusion of these other issues, that's, to my opinion, why they're doing it, because senators are egotistical grandstander
for president in 2016. no question. he will be up against rand paul. we had at the top of the broadcast and i think he is going to be up against the junior senator from florida as well. a handicap now. john kasich might get in there. but marco rubio and chris christied e and rand paul are locks at this point. anything can happen but they want to go. you have to start planning it this is insane if you want to run for president you have to go out three years and raise the money. check out the fox news website which is different bill o'reilly .com. word of the day do not be a
vote on john brennan as cia director is going to be held in the last week of february. dianne feinstein says they are awaiting more drone memos from the white house. ran paul is leading the charge on this. he says i'm going to object in any way we can until we find out whether or not the head of the cia claims the authority to kill americans without a trial with a drone in america. >> which is an amazing thing for a conservative republican senator to be saying. to making an unimaginably soft on military power left wing argument against john brennan and drones. you wonder what his fellow members of the republican caucus are saying about or to rand paul. dude, you know, we like drones. we like killing people. >> i don't think rand paul does too much working with the caucus sounds like. i think that's the issue. >> you know, maggie, a lot of people think it's premature for us to be talking about 2016. rand paul is going to be a serious issue for the republican party not just because he is giving a post-buttle -- post-buttle to the rebuttal -- so many buttales -- but because he is very cons
talking about holding up the nomination of john brennan, the president's chief counterterrorism advisor, to head the cia. and, rand paul, your colleague, who will be on after the break, says one of the things he wants to ensure is that a president can't order a drone attack against an american citizen without a judicial review. is senator paul wrong? >> well, i think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terrorism. courts are not military commanders, the commander-in-chief has the right under our laws and authorization to use military force to designate the enemy, and i think we need drones to patrol our borders and, we are using drones where there is really no soldiers, and, along the afghan-pakistan border but i very much believe we're at war and any american citizen who aids al qaeda should be treated an enemy combatant and not a common criminal and we have done that in every war and drones are a tactical weapon in the overall war. >> chris: when congress gets back from recess, the week after this one, you will have just five days to tr
states as connection to israel. for rand paul, this is extra tricky. this sounds a little confusing, but imagine this, the foreign policy of libertarian minded conservative republicans like rand paul has more in common with chuck hagel than it does with john mccain. they are opposed to intervention. they're in favor of cutting defense budgets as part of an overrecall reduction in government spending. so libertarians like the idea of chuck hagel, who wants to be part of cuts and who wants to be less interventionist. remember, libertarians want to bring the troops home just as much as many liberals used to when george w. bush was president. so it's complicated for rand paul. he says he's fighting hagel on these principle grounds as it relates to benghazi, as it relates to the disclosure of documents and other things. but if libertarians had their way, they would prefer him to the guy who was just in there, leon panetta. >> rand paul is an intriguing character, if for no other reason than he always maintainses a very, very calm demeanor, but fires some heavy broadsides at the same time
and after. >> chris: senate republicans also talking about holding up the nomination of john brennan the president's chief counter terrorism advisor to head the cia and rand paul your colleague who will be on after the break says one of the things he wants to be sure is that a president can't order a drone attack against an american citizen without a judicial review. is senator paul wrong? >> i think the worst thing in the world is to have the courts decide who to target in the war on terrorism. courts are not military commanders. the commander in chief has the right under law and authorization to use military force to designate the enemy. i think we do need drones to patrol our borders but i don't think you need a drone to attack an al-qaeda operative within the united states. i very believe we are at war and any american citizen mo aids al-qaeda should be treated as a criminal combatant. drones are just a tactical weapon in the overall war. >> chris: when congress gets back from recess the week after this one, you are going to have just five days to try to deal with the sequester.
. that charge was in virginia. john? >> interesting. renee marsh in washington. thanks for that. we want to bring in cnn legal contributor paul callen and joey jackson joins me now want i want to take the "n" word out of it for a sec here. can you hit someone else's kid? how much trouble is he in? the answer is no. what are you thinking. you can't do it and he's charged with simple assault. it's an offensive harmful contact or conduct with someone without their consent. he faces up to a year in jail. i suspect it will be resolved for significantly less than that, john. >> i said take the "n" word out of it. let's not take it out of it. how much does that exacerbate the legal issue? >> he's only charged with a misdemeanor assault. in a lot of other states this would be viewed as a hate crime. he's only charged with a misdemeanor. so the use of the word goes to motive, but it won't make it a worse charge. >> as the mother of the baby says, the man smelled of alcohol and was drinking during the flight. what kind of factor is that? >> i think in the civil case later on, you have to wonder ho
shoot for the moon in some others. with respect to what paul ryan said, from my understanding, this white house will say, look, we tried direct negotiations in washington with john boehner twice. it blew up each time. >> meanwhile, john boehner does not think the president has the guts to get it done which smacks, i'll say, of irony. unfortunately, we have to leave it there. and the swami is leaving the set. >> you and your nicknames. >> chuck todd. this is my bipartisan, like george h.w. bush's nickname for the press. i don't think the swami is a particularly bad one. >> that's okay, but that's chris berman. >> and inside of espn which is -- >> well, on twitter -- >> this is what happens when you have too many titles, chuck. >> or too many hats. >> that's the title, self-referencing. chuck, thank you as always for your time and expertise. >> look at your mugs. >> to "time" company to polar spring, marco rubio is the man of the message. not much is done about the message. we will weigh sasavior versus s. crème. stop yelling. you stop yelling. [ whispering ] both of you stop y
romney and the return of the cheney to the axis of marco rubio and rand paul. here are today's "top lines." double trouble. >> i'm hearing the name mitt romney floated around a lot. avenues mormon, john. he's evolved on this issue. >> last year's presidential candidate. probably in the running for pope. >> what would they know about appealing to a floundering organization dominated by old white men clinging to an arcane moral code who nus reluctantly ex brace change to stay relevant. >> when we hire the president of the united states, he gets to live in the big house, makes all that money, he is getting paid to make difficult, difficult decisions. >> there's a little more pressure on the president to have an effective state of the union. >> boehner can be a pretty emotional guy. he's known to cry. this speech is no exception. >> this is the window. if he's ever going to motivate congress to do it. jots jo . >> this is a terrible assignment for anybody to look. >> you don't look generally good in comparison to the president. >> who picks rubio? >> the big kahunas on the hill. >> in rubio t
that as opposed to some cuts to the national institutes of health. wolf? >> erin mcpike, thanks. joe johns and rene marsh, thanks to you. >>> rand paul says these forced budget cuts simply don't go far enough. i'm going to be speaking with him later about it. i'm filling in for anderson cooper on ac 360 right here on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're ri
and racism take over this country, that the protected against john mccain and sarah palin and protected us against romney and ron paul. so i pray to god that people stop and think about what is really motivating this country with hatred and racism and deception. but the state of the union is great. it helps you understand what's going on and stop and thing about what's going on. thank you and have a great day. and to belittle 12-year-olds, keep it up, son.- host: on twitter -- here is some history, state of the union facts. here is a question usa today" is asking-- eddie in texas, independent. caller: i think the state of the union is pretty bad right now. i don't think the president will say that. host: how much does the speech matter to you? do you pay attention to what the president says during this address? caller: yes, i do pay attention. i think everybody should pay attention. host: do you think they are a highlight of the political year, the message that comes out of the white house? caller: yes, it is hopes and wishes for the country and once he has done in the past. host: reginald
paul, senator, good to see you. >> thank you. rick: another hearing is straight ahead on capitol hill this time for the president's choice for cia director john brennan. lawmakers expected to get their hands-on classified reports detailing the drone program. that is coming up next. >> announcer: meet tom, a proud dad whose online friends all "like" the photos he's posting. oscar likes tom's photos, but he loves the access to tom's personal information. osr's an identity thief who used tom's personal info to buy new teeth and a new car, and stuck tom with the $57,000 bill. [tires squeal] now meet carl who works from the coffee shop and uses the free wi-fi. marie works from there too. she's an identity thief who used a small device to grab his wi-fi signal, then stole enough personal information to hijack and drain his bank accounts. every year, millions of americs learn all it may take to devastate your life is a little personal information in the wrong hands. this is identity theft and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft pro
: kimye? martha: kimye. bill: i was thinking of martha/bill. a vote to confirm john brennan as cia director will not happen because my next guest needs the answer to one question. that senator, republican rand paul from kentucky. welcome to you. >> good morning. bill: what's the question? >> i would like to know if president obama claims or says or ascertificates he has the power to kill an american on american soil with a drone? and i would think the answer should be pretty easy. should be a very short answer. should be no. i can't man the president would assert the power to kill an american on american soil but john brennan was asked this question in his confirmmation hearing by senator wyden. he refused to answer it. he has been asked the question in writing. as of today we still have no answer. i can't imagine that president obama is going to assert the power to kill an american without a trial, without a judge, on american soil. that to me is very, very troubling and really i can't let this nomination go forward until we get an answer. bill: my question for you, senator is, wh
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